Books by Julian E. Zelizer

HISTORY
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"A left-leaning but readable, comprehensive history of the political and cultural trends that continue to erode any sense of American national unity."
Two Princeton professors add to the burgeoning literature about a fractured America, based largely on their university lectures on the subject. Read full book review >
THE PRESIDENCY OF BARACK OBAMA by Julian E. Zelizer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 6, 2018

"Cogent, authoritative essays offer insights on eight fraught years."
Historians ring in on Barack Obama's achievements, failures, and legacy. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"It wasn't all the same, though: The Republicans had a moderate wing in those days. As with all Zelizer's books, this is a smart, provocative study."
A sort-of-liberal president faces an intransigent, obstructionist Congress: We mean Lyndon Johnson, of course, and the class of 1966. Read full book review >
JIMMY CARTER by Julian E. Zelizer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success."
Zelizer (History and Public Affairs/Princeton Univ.; Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism, 2009, etc.) insightfully examines the 39th president. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A timely analysis of the forces that will collide as President Obama ponders the way forward in Afghanistan."
Wide-ranging examination of the nexus between domestic politics and foreign policy during the past 60 years. Read full book review >